Rickles to receive Carson kudo at Comedy Awards

Don Rickles will receive the Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence at this year's edition of "The Comedy Awards," which will be taped April 28 in New York for air May 6 on Comedy Central. Jon Stewart will make the presentation.

Rickles, who is being honored for 55 years of comedy — including more than 100 appearances on Carson's "The Tonight Show" — is the second recipient of the award, following David Letterman in 2011.

Rickles has said he believes his breakthrough moment as a performer came with his first appearance on "Tonight" in October 1965.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety